The first chapter in Hearthstone‘s Book of Mercenaries is now live, bringing us the story of the orc Warrior Rokara. Like the Book of Heroes, which gave us the backstory of several of Warcraft’s iconic characters, The Book of Mercenaries will tell “an epic, serialized story” featuring the 10 new mercenary characters that were introduced as legendary minions in the Forged in the Barrens expansion.
Rokara the young Frostwolf orc and new Horde recruit takes on the challenges of the Barrens head on! 🪓
Complete the first Book of Mercenaries to earn a Warrior Pack! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Ji36o1oKZA
— Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) April 6, 2021
Another way to earn free Hearthstone packs is by watching the Grandmasters 2021 Season 1 broadcasts this weekend. Just link your Blizzard account to your YouTube account and watch four hours of action this weekend to receive two Year of the Phoenix packs. You can get two more by watching from weeks 2-7, and a pair of Forged in the Barrens packs for watching the playoff weekend after that.
You can snag the packs — and watch the games, if that’s what you’re really there for — via seven channels in six languages. For English-speaking audiences, you can tune in to the main Hearthstone channel or the Hearthstone esports channel. Details on the other channels, and the rest of the details of the promotion, can be found on the Hearthstone site.